- EU boosts Med naval mission for Libya coast guard training Updated: May-23-16 12:16 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union boosted the role of its naval operation in the Mediterranean on Monday after Libya granted permission for the EU to train its coastguard, as increasing numbers of desperate migrants leave the country in unseaworthy boats bound for Italy.
- NATO foreign ministers agree to extend Afghan mission Updated: May-20-16 9:31 am
BRUSSELS - NATO foreign ministers and alliance partners have agreed to extend the Resolute Support mission that trains, advises and assists Afghanistan's security forces and institutions beyond 2016.
- NATO chief: 'Broad agreement' to seek meeting with Russia Updated: May-20-16 9:03 am
BRUSSELS - NATO has reached "broad agreement" to seek another meeting with Russia before NATO leaders meet in Warsaw this July, the alliance's chief said Friday.
- Modest goals set in bid to save Syria truce, peace talks Updated: May-17-16 11:33 am
VIENNA - Seeking to salvage and reinforce a shaky truce, world and regional powers agreed Tuesday to try to turn the faltering pause in fighting into a comprehensive cease-fire and boost humanitarian aid deliveries with the hope of restarting peace talks.
- US says Iran open for business, but Europe's banks disagree Updated: May-12-16 2:17 pm
LONDON - The Obama administration's calls for restoring global business ties with Iran are falling flat in Europe, where risk-averse banks told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday that they don't believe they can do business in the Islamic Republic without triggering U.S. sanctions.
- Queen Elizabeth II: Chinese officials were 'very rude' Updated: May-11-16 4:03 pm
LONDON - Britain's 90-year-old monarch has made a rare foray into political affairs, being caught on film characterizing Chinese officials as "very rude" in their dealings with British counterparts during a state visit last year.